At this point in his career, Hans Rey has more than earned the right to have his name to be on about any bike part he touches. That of course includes HRC versions of SQ Lab’s popular 611 Active MTB Ti saddle and 711 MX grips, but how about one of the more hard-core, adrenaline raising musicians that also happens to ride mountain bikes? Tim Commerford (aka. Timmy C.), former bassist for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and currently heading up Future User, is also a pretty hardcore mountain biker and fan of SQ Labs, so they created the rad saddle pictured above for him.
Rage past the break to check out the Hans Rey Special Edition Saddle and Grips from SQ Labs…
The SQ Labs 611 Active MTB Ti saddle has few unique features in that it comes in various sizes to fit each rider, has a longer nose, (giving you more room to “shift” on the saddle similar to how motocross riders do), and is… well “active”. By active, the saddle comes with interchangeable elastomers with three different densities that allow the saddle to tilt side to side to keep your spine more stable during pedaling, (most of cyclists’ back pain is not from bending over, but from the constant movement of your hips and lower spine with every single pedal stroke). The 611 saddle has a unique “stepped” design that has gotten some rave reviews (including my own), but because saddles are a very personal thing, one of our own reviewers couldn’t get used to its stepped design.
|Range of use||MTB|
|Widths (effective use)||13 cm||14 cm||15 cm|
|Weight||289 g||295 g||304 g|
|Discharge (Perineal pain)||60 %||75 %||75 %|
|Suspension (adjustable)||soft, medium, hard|
The 711MX Grips are a dual density grip offering a slight ergonomic design in order to better to shape to the hand’s natural curvature thus more evenly dispersing pressure and reducing “hot spots” that may cause pain or numbness in your hands.